Gordon Spencer Burlingham
1774-1852
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Gorton Spencer Burlingham
b. February 20, 1784
d. July 16, 1823
son of Hopkins and Margaret Burlingham

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The People of the State of New-York, by the Grace of God, Free and Independent: To all to whom these Presents shall come, or may concern, send Greeting: KNOW ye, that at Laurens in the County of Otsego, on the
Sixteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and twenty three before William J. Arrgels
Esquire, Surrogate of our said County, the last Will and
Testament of Gorton S. Burlingham deceased, (a copy whereof
is hereunto annexed(was proved, and is now approved and
allowed of by us: and the said deceased having whilst he
lived, and at the time of his death, Goods, Chattels, or
Credits, within this State, by means whereof the proving and
registering the said Will, and the granting administration of
all and singular the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, and
also the auditing, allowing and final discharging the account
thereof, doth belong unto us: the administration of all
singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said
deceased, and any way concerning his Will, is granted unto
Hopkins Burlingham and Russell Harrington Executors in the
said Will named, they being first duly sworn well and
faithfully to administer the same, and to make and exhibit a
true and perfect inventory of all and singular the said
Goods, Chattels and Credits, and also to render a just and
true account thereof when thereunto required. In testimony
whereof, we have caused the seal of office of our said
Surrogate to be hereunto affixed. Witness: William G. Arrgels Esquire, Surrogate of the said County, at Laurens
aforesaid, the Sixteenth day of July in the year of our Lord
One thousand eight hundred and twenty three and of our
Independence the forty eighth. W.G Arrgels Surrogate In the name of God Amen. I, Gorton S. Burlingham of the town of
Laurens in the County of Otsego and State of New York being
considering the uncertainty of life and certainty of death
and being weak in bodily health but sound in mind and
intellect blessed be God for the same do publish this my last
will and testament on manner and form following to wit. 1st I do resign my body to the dust from whence it sprung and my
Soul unto God who gave it As to my worldly property with
which it has pleased Almighty God to bless me I dispose of
the Same as follows to witó 2nd I do hereby order and direct that my Executors shall as soon
as is consistent after my decease settle all my temporal
concernsóCollect the debts that may be due to me at the time
of my decease and also as soon as possible after my decease
pay and discharge all my debts from the property that shall
belong to me at the time of my decease. 3rd I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Susannah
Burlingham and to my beloved children Joanna Burlingham,
Amanda Burlingham and Gorton Spencer Burlingham all the
property or Estate which shall remain after my said debts are
paid, to be owned after my said debts are paid, to be
property owned and enjoyed equally by my said beloved wife
and children during such time as my said wife shall remain a
Widow. But in case of the death or marriage of my now beloved
wife the said Susannah Burlingham, I do hereby give and
bequeath all the said property or Estate to my beloved
children the said Joanna Burlingham, Amanda Burlingham and
Gorton Spencer Burlingham to be equally owned property or
divided by and between them their kin and assigns foreveró 4th I do hereby constitute authorize and appoint Hopkins
Burlingham of the town of Hartwick in the County of Otsego
and State of New York and Russell Harrington of the town of
Laurens in the county and state aforesaid my true and lawful
Executors to Execute this my last will and testament and to
carry the same into affect according to the intent and
meaning of the same, and to their care and superintendence in
conjunction with their mother the said Susannah Burlingham do
discommend the care and education of my said beloved children
trusting that they will give them such instructions and such
counsel and advice as they may stand in need of In witness
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Seventh day
of July in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred
and twenty three Signed and dated Gorton S. Burlingham {LL} In the presence of; Daniel Fellows William Plin Nathan Comstock-
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